New cake baking technique combines traditional confectioner craftsmanship with mathematical algorithms and 3D printing

cake baking technique

A Ukrainian pastry chef by the name of Dinara Kasko is making waves ‒ both figuratively and literally ‒ with a new cake baking technique that combines traditional confectioner craftsmanship with mathematical algorithms and 3D printing. A collaborative undertaking that’s original from start to finish, Kasko works together with artists, engineers, and other pastry chefs to make her elaborate, geometric creations.

3D printed molds form the basis of these one-of-a-kind pastries, produced via state-of-the-art modeling software that simulates the interaction of objects in space. Variables such as shapes, material properties, gravity, and of course, flavour all come into play in Kasko’s painstaking baking process, which has been featured on magazine covers, design websites, and baking competitions around the world.

The result is an exquisite slice of artistry that’s almost too good to eat. Of course, “almost” is the operative word here, as Kasko always includes the crème de la crème of gourmet ingredients, in true pastry chef fashion. Continue reading “New cake baking technique combines traditional confectioner craftsmanship with mathematical algorithms and 3D printing”

First 3D Printing Restaurant in The Netherlands is coming to Venlo

Dream it, print it, EAT it!

The Dutch 3D Printer manufacturer byFlow is opening the first 3D Food Printing Restaurant in The Netherlands, the result of a new international collaboration between designers, chefs and technologists from London, Barcelona and Maastricht, which is launching under the name of “Food Ink.”

On April 12, during the 3D Food Printing Conference in Venlo, the latest creations in 3D food will be showcased and a select number of VIPs will have the chance to taste the five-dish menu. Continue reading “First 3D Printing Restaurant in The Netherlands is coming to Venlo”

3D Food Printers that Will Feed the Future

We’re back again with another 3Ders Monday Warm-up, a weekly roundup of some of the biggest 3D printing trends, projects, products or ideas, in an easy-to-read format to help ease you into the busy workweek to come.

Last week, 3D Systems officially opened their new culinary innovation centre, the 3DS Culinary Lab, a learning, collaboration and exploration space, furnished with the ChefJet Pro 3D food printer, for leading chefs, artisans and mixologists to experiment with and push the boundaries of 3D printed food. This got me particularly excited about 3D printed food options, uses, and the rapidly expanding range of 3D food printers on the market today. Continue reading “3D Food Printers that Will Feed the Future”

How Will 3D Printing Affect the Future of Luxury Dining?

This 4-part series examines how 3D printing will affect the future of fine dining. The first part, 3D Food Printing: Is It Ready for Luxury Dining?, sets up the series by exploring the current state of 3D food printing and whether it’s ready for use in fine dining restaurants. The second part, How 3D Printing Will Change the Future of Fine Dining, explores the ways in which 3D printing affects the fine dining experience. The third part, Will 3D Printing Destroy the Concept of Fine Dining?, explores whether using the technology would make fine dining more or less exclusive. And this, the last part, takes a look at 3D printing’s influence on the business of fine dining. Continue reading “How Will 3D Printing Affect the Future of Luxury Dining?”

New 3D food printers convert marzipan into shapely eatables (Video)

Cookie cutters are so yesterday. Tomorrow’s biscuits will have 3D forms. A German start-up company has figured out a way to shape food with a 3D printer, and has developed printable food mixtures for a variety of printing processes.

Focusing on natural foods and funded to the tune of 40,000 euros (Bt1.6 million) by the crowd funding platform Kickstarter, Print2Taste’s machine, the Bocusini, is the world’s first plug & play 3D food printer and will cost in the region of 900 euros. Continue reading “New 3D food printers convert marzipan into shapely eatables (Video)”

TourDeFork Introduces New 3D Printable Food Jewelry

When writing about 3D printing, I have come across many ideas that I would have never thought about. But this one — wearable, edible food jewelry — takes the cake! A brief perusal of jewelry on Etsy will show you that organic, natural pieces are all the rage, and I think it’s going to stay that way for a long time, as we psychologically deal with the massive repercussions of climate change. Continue reading “TourDeFork Introduces New 3D Printable Food Jewelry”